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Quiver Tree

Quiver Tree
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Copyright: Colin Brenchley (colinbrenchley) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 28] (341)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1999-02
Categories: Trees
Camera: Minolta Dynax 700si, Minolta AF 75-300, Fuji Sensia 100, Circular Polarizer
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-01-22 11:04
Viewed: 4583
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The distinctive quiver tree (Aloe dichotoma) or "kokerboom" - a slow growing, gracefully shaped succulent that derives its common name from the use to which the local Bushmen use its branches for when they hunt.

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Another excellent landscape with the right morning/evening(?) light to enhance the rocks and tree trunk. The sky is a bit noisy, presumably a function of scanning. It could be removed easily with NeatImage (which is free). TFS.

Nice composition. I like the way the picture is split, in diagonal and the tree being on the rilt hand side gives a much better composition than in it was in the middle of the picture.

very nice shot! which place in namibia did you take this pic? spitzkopje? coz 4 years back I saw a small tree of the same species there. just wondering.

Hello Colin! What a gorgeous, sunlit, timeless photograph! Most unusual tree, gloriously defying the harsh environment! Composition is very effective as it seems to be growing straight out of the rock. You have a wonderful capture here! Great job! Thanks, Linda

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